The Apostle Paul, writing to Timothy, exhorted him to keep watch on himself. To keep watch on his teaching, to persist in this for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers. For the Scripture states;: Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for so by doing you will save both yourself and your hearers (1 Timothy 4:16).
A good servant of Christ Jesus perseveres in keeping ones priorities in line with the Scriptures. Paul exhorted Timothy to keep watch on himself for he had been trained in the words of the faith and of good doctrine that he had followed (v.6). For he told him to have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness, for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come (vv. 7-8).
By careful attention to his own godly life and faithful preaching of the word, Timothy, a good servant of Christ Jesus, would continue to be the human instrument by ,which God, for his good pleasure, would bring the gospel and save some who heard him.
We must therefore, persist on the teaching of sound doctrine We must persist on keeping watch, for some will depart from the faith in later times (v1.)
Lord, I come to you with a humble heart. I come to you with a heart that hungers and thirsts for your word. May we keep watch on and persist on keeping our priorities in line with Scripture. Search me Lord and see if there be any wicked way in me so that I do not sin against you. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You, my rock and my redeemer. I cry out to you Lord for those who do not know you that they come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ. May our prayer be pleasing to You. May it be a sweet sound to your ears. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, amen.